I am marking 2010 as a great year in my life. A lot of things happened. There's a line in a Tamil song, "சிந்தாத கண்ணீர் இல்லை, சிரிப்புக்கும் பஞ்சம் இல்லை" (roughly translates to "loads of laughter and loads of tears"). I think these lines summarize my 2010 really well.
First, I'll list the non-positives since the list is short :) I couldn't get together with an amazing person I wanted to live with; an already broken relationship with a friend has broken down almost completely, and naturally. I am not sure if I can make enough money to pull off everything I have started. I have left my parents -- my father at least -- in a not-so-happy state of mind.
Now for the positives. I went through my second surgery, and I don't have a screwed up leg anymore ;-) My brother Saravanan is someone I can call as my soul mate. I have always liked to travel with him. This year we went on two bike rides. I designed t-shirts for myself and as gifts. I finished reading two big novels: Crime and Punishment and Anna Karenina. For a slow reader like me, it's really surprising I managed to finish both novels within a year.
I learned photography and managed to take some good pictures. Went on my dream bike ride. Contemplated a lot, philosophized a lot. I have a feeling that I am a bit more mature now than I was in the beginning of 2010.
Best of all, I started working on fixing my long time gripe: Hyderabad. I blindly chose a place and started working on a transfer. Things are going pretty good, and I will be leaving Hyderabad in about two months. I am so insanely happy I even thought about printing a t-shirt that says "I survived 5 years of Hyderabad". So yeah... that's about it. Looking forward to an even more interesting 2011.
PS: It's surprising to me that there's no mention about my work in this post... maybe I don't care so much about my work?